Interview with Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Dubai Supreme Energy Council

Clean energy is on the rise in the UAE, with the country’s Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazroui recently claiming it expects to invest roughly US$35bn into low carbon energy generation, including solar power, by 2021. And Dubai is at the centre of the country’s efforts to diversify its energy sources. We speak with Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning at the Dubai Supreme Energy…

23 Oct 2015

Abdul Latif Jameel: Project pipelines in Egypt and the potential for growth

Ahead of our META Projects event on Monday, we held an interview with one of the key speakers, Roberto de Diego Arozamena, Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environment Services, to find out how the Egypt project pipeline is evolving and where they see the most potential for growth.

20 Oct 2015

TÜV Rheinland: How can you reduce the risks associated with PV power plants?

Technical risks and how to reduce them are a big concern to the PV solar industry. Ahead of his panel discussion at next week's META Projects event in Dubai, Florian Reil, Business Field Manager Solar Energy – RnD and Large Scale Projects, TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH, tell us how to ensure high-performance for long-term solar plant operations.

16 Oct 2015

What are Green Bonds and how are they relevant in Brazil?

Green bonds raise funds for new and existing eligible projects with environmental benefits, and offer SRI opportunities for investors and have become an effective way for issuers to communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance credentials, writes Andrew Menzies, Co-Head, Debt Capital Markets, Americas at Societe Generale.

18 Sept 2015

CFO Perspective: Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural Mexico

With the creation of laws last year that make it easier for foreign companies to export gas to Mexico and drilling expansion in Texas sending exports skyrocketing, Mexico is currently in the midst of a gas infrastructure boom. This has also resulted in an increased appetite for long-term investment in the region’s energy infrastructure. We spoke with Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural…

4 Sept 2015

Interview with Emiliano Muratore, Managing Director, Head of ALM at Banco Santander Chile

Following the bank’s substantial bond issuance earlier this year, we sat down this week with one of the speakers at our forthcoming Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile conference, Emiliano Muratore, Managing Director, Head of ALM at Banco Santander Chile to discuss the impact of Chile’s slower-than-anticipated economic recovery on diversification in the debt market.

4 Sept 2015

CFO Perspective: Martha Rodríguez Rico, CFO at Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua

Having recently successfully completed the refinancing of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua’s bank debt we sat down with the company’s CFO Martha Rodríguez Rico to discuss how the deal helped improve the cement specialist’s financial flexibility, and how companies can find the right balance between different debt capital instruments.

4 Sept 2015

Interview: Fatih Saglik, Capital Markets Board Turkey

Following regulatory changes last year to help increase private investment into infrastructure projects, the investment options available have become a topic of great interest across the Turkish projct finance market. Ahead of his panel at META Projects 2015, we speak to Fatih Saglik, Deputy Head, Institutional Investors Department, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, to get a government perspective…

4 Sept 2015

Interview: Ronald Chauke, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)

With appetite to invest into Sub-Saharan projects increasing amongst GCC investors, we decided to sit down with a key speaker at this year's META Projects event, Ronald Chauke, Head of Department: Regulatory Reform, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), to find out why this is happening and where the greatest investment opportunities are for projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.

4 Sept 2015

Interview: Aygen Yayikoglu, Managing Partner, Crescent Capital

Turkey’s energy demand has been rapidly increasing and consequently so has its import dependence. To tackle this, Turkey has announced ambitious renewable energy targets for 2023 which state renewable energy sources will account for 30% of total electricity generation. Ahead of his panel at META Projects in October, we interviewed Aygen Yayikoglu, Managing Partner, Crescent Capital, to find out…

1 Sept 2015

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